Tag Archives: Nuts

Peanut and Tree Nut Allergy Symptoms To Watch Out For

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Nut allergy symptoms can range from minor to mild to severe and life-threatening.  An allergic reaction can vary each time someone is exposed to the allergen, so even minor reactions need attention.  The next time – the reaction could be much worse. The amount of nut needed to create a reaction and thus allergy symptoms can vary significantly.  Some people ... Read More »

Peanut and Tree Nut Allergy Treatment Options

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Let’s look at this topic in terms of what lifestyle precautions need to be taken, and then a look at desensitization as a management technique. Obviously, such nut allergies can cause anaphylaxis, and thus a serious risk to life. Anyone with a potential for such severe reactions should always carry an epi-pen (containing epinephrine/adrenaline). Consider wearing a warning bracelet, to ... Read More »

Peanut and Tree Nut Allergy – An Introduction

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The world of nut allergies can get pretty curious at times.  Many nuts are misnamed or not categorized properly by definition. Peanuts are not real nuts; they are “legumes” along with peas and lentils.  Yet, you look for them in the store in the same spot as cashews and almonds.  Coconuts are a fruit but they are usually placed in ... Read More »